Sliding sash windows are a timeless classic that has the power to transform your home. Sliding sash windows have been a glamorous property feature since the 17th century and are still proving very popular today. They can turn your house into a stately home, just through their design. Sometimes known as vertical sliders, they offer a mixture of modern engineering and a period aesthetic. So, what is a sliding sash window? 

How do Sliding Sash Windows Operate?

Instead of pushing forward to open the window, which is common in most standard windows, you push sliding sash windows upwards. Thanks to the upward movement of the window, you receive a broader opening. The work through the help of a modern spring balance, the tension caused from the spring assists in the lifting of the window, is what allows it to be able to hold the weight of the sash, so it is easy to operate. 

The Benefits

One of the major benefits of sliding sash windows is the way they allow airflow through a property. With a double-hung sash window, by opening both at equal amounts the bottom sash can draw in the cooler air from the outside whilst the top sash can allow the warmer air to escape. Making them a great window for those long summer days. 

Our sliding sash windows not only look great but also are uncompromising when it comes to the security of your home. They are fully reinforced with galvanised steel. This provides strength to the sashes and prevents deflection from high winds, whilst also securing fixings for handles, latches and other important components. For extra security, we also have an anti-jemmy aluminium bar which is available. So that you can take comfort in knowing that your windows are built to last. 

Another major benefit of our sliding sash windows is that you will never have to use cleaning chemicals again. The benefit of PVC-U is that your new windows will never rot, rust or peel. All they need is an occasional wipe with a damp cloth. 

How We Can Help 

At Ascot and Rose, our windows are lead-free and carry an A energy rating as standard, with Low-E double glazed units to keep the heat in and help reduce your heating bills. Our windows also have brush seals around the openings to prevent even the slightest of draughts. By purchasing your vertical sliding sash windows with us, you are not only keeping your home warm all year round and reducing your heating bills but also helping the environment. Almost all our windows can be recycled to produce new windows. To receive a free quotation, please give us a call on 07778 937465. See our Instagram and view our previous work. 

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